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This large and very handsome apartment building at 888 Park Avenue on the northwest corner at 78th Street was erected in 1926 and converted to a cooperative in 1953.

The 14-story building has 48 apartments.

It was designed by Schwartz & Gross, whose other buildings on the avenue include 470, 525, 885, 910, 911, 930, 941, 970, 983, 1045, 1070, 1095, 1125 and 1165.

It was built by Julius Tishman & Sons.

The richly decorated, red-brick façade with rope quoins and an interesting cornice is one of the most attractive on the avenue. The building has a two-story limestone base and a very deep and impressive lobby and a canopied entrance.

It has a bandcourse above the third story and stringcourses above the 6th, 9th and 12th stories and the top two floors have window surrounds.

The building’s avenue frontage is notable for its two three-window bays, each with four stone piers that give the façade a rigorous and rhythmic verticality, reinforced by its corner quoins.

(Source: Carter Horsley’s Review,

11 5th Avenue, Office 5New York, NY 10003
888 Park Avenue, Office 1BNew York, NY 10075